Regulatory

Our Regulatory section brings you developments affecting financial institutions and private equity houses.  We’ve included analysis of global standards such as Basel III.  We’ve split the channel into five sections to make our reader’s searches efficient: Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East and Africa.  That way readers can quickly find what the precedent is in their chosen market.  Subscribers receive a regular email alert. 

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EU

  • Sanctions’ impact on Russian JVs and M&A

    10 Jul 2014

    At first glance, restrictions imposed by the EU and US seem somewhat mechanical. But as Linklaters' Dominic Sanders explains, many questions arise when considered in the context of a transaction

  • The ISDAFix scandal: injured investors

    13 Jun 2014

    Swaps benchmark ISDAFix impacts markets twice the size of Libor. It's problems could have massive ramifications for those implicated and investors, and warrant greater attention

  • Maijoor: board intervention is strongest supervisory tool

    05 Jun 2014

    Intervening at board level and removing board members involved in poor conduct and poorly designed financial products is a regulator’s most effective supervisory tool, according to the chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority

  • Maijoor: Esma needs more data, market feedback

    05 Jun 2014

    The Esma chairman has pleaded for more feedback and data from market participants, following the release of Mifid II’s level 1 consultation last month

  • Europe's ABS principles positive but flawed

    04 Jun 2014

    High-level proposals to resurrect the securitisation market are well intentioned but flawed, according to lawyers working in the sector

  • Investors want regulators to curb HY bubble

    28 May 2014

    The majority of European credit investors want regulators to help stop the region’s high-yield markets from becoming a bubble, according toFitch Ratings’ survey results released yesterday

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MEA

  • Comesa competition watchdog: new rules imminent

    25 Feb 2014

    The competition regime for Comesa has been the target of numerous criticisms over its first 13 months. But a senior figure at the regulator has told IFLR that it is taking swift action to resolve its teething problems

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